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Lending and technology veteran recognized among 27 mortgage industry leaders

December 2, 2015 – Red Bank, NJ – Sue Woodard, president and CEO of Vantage Production LLC, a leading provider of advanced automated marketing and sales acceleration solutions for mortgage lenders, has been named among the 27 winners of the inaugural HW Vanguard Awards™ program. This program recognizes C-level and business unit executives who have become leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance — those whose leadership is moving markets forward, each and every day.

“The HW Vanguard Award winners are some of the most powerful and influential leaders in our industry. They represent the cutting edge of management and strategy in the mortgage finance field, and the kind of leadership the housing industry needs to continue to drive the American economy forward,” said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire editor-in-chief.

Vantage Production has been a leader in helping lenders increase production since its founding in 2003. In early 2013, the company’s VIP sales automation and customer relationship management (CRM) technology was introduced to empower lenders to create exceptional experiences for loan officers, borrowers and referral partners, with innovative sales and marketing solutions that build trust and manage risk. Enjoying rapid acceptance by the industry, VIP today helps thousands of loan originators working at some of the nation’s leading lenders, using VIP to optimize and automate their borrower and referral partner relationships while remaining safe and compliant with regulators. Expanding mortgage companies have found that VIP’s advanced capabilities can also play a key role in attracting the best origination talent as they grow.

Woodard was named president of Vantage Production in 2013 and became CEO in 2015.  She has more than 20 years as a mortgage loan originator and production management executive, and is renowned as a speaker, trainer and writer.  “I am honored to be named among this impressive list of industry leaders,” Woodard said.  “Leadership is more important than ever right now, as the industry adjusts to increased regulation and gears up for the purchase market in the coming year.  Lenders who are prepared to make the most of new opportunities in the emerging markets and the waning era of MSAs will prevail,” she said, “and these Vanguard honorees will be leading the effort.”


About Vantage Production
Vantage Production, LLC provides advanced mortgage-industry focused CRM systems, compliant automated marketing and sales solutions, compelling content for the mortgage industry and professional development programs. With solutions tailored to the requirements of both enterprise lenders and loan officers, Vantage Production serves more than 300 leading lenders and tens of thousands of individual mortgage industry subscribers. For more information, visit